Welcome to St. Joseph School!


St. Joseph School is a highly recognized learning institution for children in Preschool, Elementary, High School, and Senior High School. It is the first nursery school in San Pablo City. Dr. Jose L. Mercado, a physician and Eufrocina A. Mercado, a teacher, founded this school in 1971. Today it is managed by SJS, Inc., composed mostly of the founders’ children.


My name is Adora I. Paulino and I work as the School Director. I have held a variety of positions during my tenure. As an original member of the first teaching faculty, I have worked as both elementary and high school teacher, and began assuming additional academic and administrative tasks. In 2010, I accepted the School Director position and have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities this position has granted. I feel fortunate to experience in this school so many capacities; teacher, principal, school director and parent of three students who are now enjoying the fruits of our collective labors.

At St. Joseph School, we provide Christian-based education of academic excellence, relevant and responsive to ever changing society. Students are prepared to achieve the integrity and competence of a whole person in the spirit of love and service to God and fellowmen. St. Joseph School supports the K to 12 Basic Education Program and a Business-Science curriculum that comply with the latest education best practices. All members of the teaching staff are licensed, highly qualified and dedicated teachers.


Unique to our school is our ability to differentiate the students according to each individual's needs. Our classroom setting allows teachers to fully understand each child's learning style, strengths, and areas requiring additional support. The partnership between school and home is vital to the success of our program and we rely on strong communication to accomplish this.


Many of our students are children of St. Joseph School alumni. Our graduates are successful professionals, executives and businesspersons, politicians, religious persons and influential people and most of them have made a difference in improving the world in a positive way. We are immensely proud of our tradition. I invite you to visit our school and I sincerely look forward to helping you learn about how St. Joseph School's education fits with the academic, spiritual, and personal goals you have for your child.



Mrs. Adora I. Paulino

Welcome to St. Joseph School!


Welcome to my Alma Mater, which is Latin for "nourishing" and "mother" consecutively.

Fun fact right? Well, it's just one of the thousands facts and figures that I have learned here since I started in Nursery school. Then on to Elementary life, and if we had our great high school program back then too... I'd be spending my whole life here at St. Joseph School and would choose nothing else.


At present, some of my teachers back then are my co-workers now, a symbol of our everlasting relationship which we're strengthened and nurtured since I was their pupil.


I welcome you now to be a part of our family, our school... where we strive to cater to everyone's needs and wants as much as we can. We always  go the extra mile to make sure that we deliver the very best education, the most conducive facilities for learning, and top-notched staff to give you a very stable and successful future.


Come, Visit us, and We will start from there...




Ms. Ma. Kristine Berna M. Banaag


Our Philosophy

43 years of Inspiring minds and empowering



We foster a Parent-Child-Educator Partnership Program to boost your child's full potential, starting at your home, nurtured here at school, honed and polished for success.


We strongly believe in the philosophical theory of education, which implies clearly that education precedes development, and, that there can never be development without education. We, therefore, adhere to the philosophical thinking that the existence of a school rests primarily on its social and moral responsibilities of providing and meeting the educational needs, challenges and other requirements with true, genuine and quality knowledge, skills, competences, values, and attitude that make them capable of responding to the needs and challenges of an ever-changing society.



To provide Christian-based education of Academic excellence, relevant and responsive to the ever changing and ever increasing needs of a dynamic Philippine society as well as the wide-reaching global communities


A leading educational institution in the area of basic education geared towards the development and realization of a person with integrity and competence, empowered to attain excellence and imbued with the spirit of love and service to God and fellowmen.

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141 Colago Avenue

San Pablo City, Laguna

Philippines 4000

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